[Imports] Bulk Upload of full country data

Andre Schoonbee andresch at iway.na
Thu Aug 13 14:16:52 BST 2009

Hi Guys
I really appreciate the feedback and guidance on this issue.

Al I want to help achieving, is to get the current dataset as complete and accurate as possible. I must agree that some of the current data is 100% and there will be no need to replace them or update them.

I have not done this before and the last I want is to make a mess of the data, even the good once. 

Hence, this discussion. I would like to know exactly what to do and what to look out for, and maybe take it slow, start with a small section, complete that, but in this process, have you guys reviewing my process, and help me correct. PLEASE

-----Original Message-----
From: andrzej zaborowski [mailto:balrogg at gmail.com] 
Sent: 12 August 2009 06:58 PM
To: Andre Schoonbee
Cc: imports at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Imports] Bulk Upload of full country data

2009/8/12 Andre Schoonbee <andresch at iway.na>:
> The reason for replacing
> of roads is because some of the roads on OSM is currently incorrect, so to
> try and zoom into the detail to manually fix every road will take forever

That'll be considered vandalism.  It's possible some of the roads are
incorrect but that's only *some* and you can only decide which set is
more accurate for the areas you know.

Yes, imports aren't easy and there's no way to have everything done
automatically.  The Roadmatcher plugin can help with some issues but
I've been so far preferring merging layers manually even for areas
with pretty dense coverage on both OSM and the imported dataset.


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